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With Generous Gift, Alumna Hilarie Bass Hopes to Inspire Future Law Students

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With Generous Gift, Alumna Hilarie Bass Hopes to Inspire Future Law Students


Hilarie Bass

Hilarie Bass

UM News

CORAL GABLES, Fla. (March 20, 2014) —  As a lawyer in training at the University of Miami, Hilarie Bass grew to love the area in the School of Law quadrangle known as The Bricks. Now, thanks to a generous $1 million gift to the School of Law from the UM alumna and trustee, the hub of student life at Miami Law is getting a new name: “The Bass Bricks.”

“It was important to me to give back to this institution that played such a crucial role in my development as an attorney and shaping the person I am today,” said Bass, co-president of the international law firm Greenberg Traurig and a member of the School of Law’s Visiting Committee and Momentum2 Campaign Committee. “I chose the Bricks because it’s the center of campus life at the School of Law, and I have fond memories of the time I spent there. I hope that future students who gather there will leave inspired to fulfill their own dreams and go on to great success within the legal community.”

Bass’s contribution, which is part of UM’s Momentum2: The Breakthrough Campaign for the University of Miami, will also honor the value of practical experience and the training that one can receive as a student at Miami Law.

“The law school taught me to solve people’s problems,” she said. “Being a good lawyer is more than just being able to write a great 20-page memo. While detailed legal analysis is the foundation on which everything else is based, clients want a straightforward, two-sentence answer about how you can solve their problems. I have to credit Miami Law with teaching me those important skills.”

Bass is a passionate supporter of the University of Miami. In addition to gifts to the School of Law, her generous contributions have included support for the School of Education and Human Development, the College of Arts and Sciences, and UM Athletics.

“Hilarie Bass’s contributions to this law school community are deep and varied,” said UM School of Law Dean Patricia D. White. “She is a source of wisdom and innovative ideas, she mentors students and makes connections for them and for the institution, she is a wonderfully articulate and committed advocate for the school, and she is unfailingly generous with her time. She is a wonderful role model for lawyers everywhere and it is appropriate that the central gathering space at the school will become ‘The Bass Bricks.’ ”

A ceremony will be held in the fall to officially dedicate “The Bass Bricks” in her honor and to recognize her philanthropy.

 

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UM Announces More than $12.5 Million in Giving from Swanee and Paul DiMare to Momentum2 Campaign

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UM Announces More than $12.5 Million in Giving from Swanee and Paul DiMare to Momentum2 Campaign


Long-time supporters Paul and Swanee DiMare continue to invest in the University of Miami.

Long-time supporters Paul and Swanee DiMare continue to invest in the University of Miami.

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CORAL GABLES, Fla. (February 7, 2014) – Continuing their investment in the University of Miami—one of the top-ranked research universities in the nation—local philanthropists Swanee and Paul J. DiMare have pledged more than $12.5 million towards Momentum2: The Breakthrough Campaign for the University of Miami, which began in 2008. Read the full story

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‘My U’ Wins Logo Contest for Momentum2 Faculty and Staff Campaign


my_uMore than 2,000 faculty and staff voiced their choice in a tight race between three logos, with 38 percent selecting “My U” for the Momentum2 Faculty and Staff Campaign. All faculty and staff who participated will be entered into a drawing for prizes featuring the new logo. Thanks to everyone who voted, and to all faculty and staff for making the University of Miami an extraordinary place to work. To learn more about the Momentum2 Faculty and Staff Campaign click here.

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Toppel Career Center Unveils New High-Tech Digs During Block Party


By Robert C. Jones Jr.
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Students got a look at the new Toppel Center on January 22 when the center celebrated its soft opening with tours and free giveaways.

Students got a look at the new Toppel Center on January 22 when the center celebrated its soft opening with tours and free giveaways.

CORAL GABLES, Fla. (January 23, 2014) – When the University of Miami’s Patricia and Harold Toppel Career Center assembled students to participate in a videoconference on the White House Internship Program last year, it wasn’t able to tap into the live feed from its headquarters on Stanford Circle because it lacked the technology to do so, relying on the facilities at the School of Communication instead. Read the full story

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Block Party to Usher in New Era for UM’s Toppel Career Center


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More than twice the size of its former home, the new Toppel Career Center features videoconferencing capabilities and other advanced technology.

The new Patricia and Harold Toppel Career Center celebrates its soft opening on Wednesday, January 22, from 3 to 6 p.m. with a Block Party featuring music from DJ Push Play, food from local restaurants, activities, and tours of the facility, which is located at 5225 Ponce de Leon Boulevard, just behind the Pavia Garage. University of Miami students, faculty, and staff are invited to attend the event, which will also feature a giveaway. Read the full story

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